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Cavity Treatment Without An[e]sthesia

You’ve wisely brought your child in for a dental checkup. Which reveals they have a cavity in one of their back teeth. Which involves an[e]sthesia, removing the decay with a high-speed drill and filling the void with a plastic material. Will the experience make your child fearful of dental care? Will it cause your child […]

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Say Goodbye to Tooth Fillings?

Researchers at China’s Zhejiang University and Jiujiang Research Institute have created a gel that permits tooth enamel to repair itself. This is an exciting breakthrough. Someday this development may totally eliminate the need for traditional drilling and filling of tooth cavities. Like Scales of a Fish The enamel that covers our teeth is the hardest […]

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Mononucleosis – The Kissing Disease

Many teenagers suffer from philemaphobia, the fear of kissing. It’s common among young or inexperienced kissers. For some, that fear may be tied to the simple reality that millions of bacterium and viruses are exchanged in the process. One such virus in the mix could very well be infectious mononucleosis. Or more simply, mono. It’s […]

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for human infants, chimpanzees and other primates. In fact, based on the photographs of embryos in the womb, the sucking response begins before we are even born. It is believed that sucking on thumbs, pacifiers or other objects make babies feel secure. This reflex seems to offer comfort and […]

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Strong Enamel: Bright Smile

Strong Enamel: Bright Smile If you have your natural teeth, your smile reveals the condition of the enamel that covers the outer layer of each tooth. It’s the hardest, most minerali[z]ed substance in your body. As strong as it is, it’s no match for the acid created by the bacteria in your mouth. The result? […]

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Sleep and Your Teeth

Each night as you drift off into unconsciousness, probably the last thing you’re thinking of is your teeth. However, our sleep can dramatically affect our teeth and oral health. Not getting enough deep, restful sleep is a common, yet overlooked health issue. Insufficient sleep due to sleep apnoea increases the risk of coronary artery disease, […]

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Energy Drinks: An Acid Trip For Your Teeth

Energy drinks seem to be the rage these days, but what are they doing to your teeth? The promise of instant energy in a can may sound appealing, but it comes with a cost. Like many other sugar-laden drinks, energy drinks come with a heavy jolt of caffeine and a pancreas-testing 27 grams of sugar. […]

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Why Sugar Isn’t the Cause of Tooth Decay

You probably call it a cavity. We call it tooth decay or dental caries. They’re basically names for a hole in your tooth. You’ve probably heard that cavities are caused from eating sweets and consuming sugary drinks. While those will likely expand your waistline, there’s more to tooth decay than just consuming sugar. The Kissing […]

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How Mouth Health Can Affect Whole Body Health

Imagine a sunburn that occurs on the inside of your body. That’s a way to think about the whole body effects of inflammation. Inflammation is how your body protects itself from infection, illness, or injury. The increased production of white blood cells and a ramping up of the immune system are often accompanied by redness, […]

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How to Chew Your Food

Digestion begins in our mouth, not our stomach. The nutrients we need for optimal health and well-being begin with the choices we make at mealtime. However, what many overlook is that assimilating those foods requires proper digestion. Which starts in our mouth. If you’re like many, you don’t chew your food properly. People who don’t […]

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